Shadows do not remain in their places. Tonight.
Leaves crackle, and you ask yourself what strange feet are treading them under.
The wind moves in the trees and around the eaves of the house. Why does it sound like voices? And what are they saying?
In the summer, a cool breeze is a friend. On Halloween, it is something else.
What lies beneath all those costumes? Are they really children? From what parents?
The moon has been staring at you for a long time. You begin to wonder why.
Why are all the cobwebs empty? Where have the spiders gathered? Is it someplace close by?
None of the movies you watch on Halloween are true. Are they?
Why is it on Halloween, when you finally go to bed, you hear sounds in the house you never heard before? Where have they been hiding?
Was the door to that closet closed the last time you looked?
Could the wind be alive? Could a house be alive? What if they are? And what if they are friends and don’t like you very much?
But now forget all these silly thoughts and questions. Why don’t you have a nice, hot, relaxing shower. What could possibly go wrong?
Have a happy Halloween!